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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Tuesday, June 18, 1965 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Three
Kennedy assassination quiets
New York primary
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ALBANY, N.Y. (P)-New York's
primary election campaigning,
W subdued by the slaying of Robert
F. Kennedy, drew to a close yes-
terday as supporters of Vice Pres-
ident Hubert Humphrey and Sen.
Eugene McCarthy vied quietly for
the bulk of the 123 Democratic
convention delegates at stake.
Slates of delegates pledged to
the late senator still will appear
on the ballot today, and most
say they hope to be elected as
"supporters of the principles" for
which Kennedy stood.
On the Republican ticket, Gov.
Nelson A. Rockefeller has ignored
a relatively minor challenge by
adherents of Richard M. Nixon.
They are contesting for only 11
of the 82 GOP delegates to be
elected, and Rockefeller is guar-
anteed the rest.
Since Kennedy's assassination,
what had been shaping up as a
spirited three-way struggle for
control of New York's Democratic
delegation has been allowed to
drift to a conclusion that no one
seems willing to predict.
Instead, action has centered on
competition among three Demo-
Press crats for the Senate nomination
to oppose Republican incumbent
Jacob K. Javits.
In the first test of New York's
new direct-primary law, replac-
ing the old convention method of
picking candidates for statewide
office, Democrats will ballot di-
rectly for their party's Senate
The contenders, Eugene H.
Nickerson, a Kennedy man, U. S.
Rep. Joseph Y. Resnick, a staunch
defender of the Johnson-Humph-
rey administration, and former
New York Councilman Paul
O'Dwyer, a McCarthy admirer,
carried their campaigning through
the final weekend.
IhMostobservers rated Nickerson
the favorite, largely because he
was the official choice of the
Kennedy-controlled State Com-
mittee and has strong organiza-
Among incumbent congressmen
facing contests were veteran Dem-
ocrats Adam Clayton Powell and
Emanuel Celler, the dean of New
York's congressional delegation.
Powell, the Harlem minister who
has been denied seating by the
U.S. House of Representatives,
was a heavy favorite to beat John
H. Young, a former staff aide.
Celler's main opponent in a
three-way fight was Rep. Edna F.
Kelly, who was thrown into his
Brooklyn district by reapportion-
Trudeau grabs for the hands that vote in Vancouver
Ca nada:i Popularity poii
OTTAWA (IP-After watching during the current campaign.
a campaign highlighted more He has drawn massive crowds
by personaltites than issues, in shopping centers, and un-
Canadian voters will select a doubtedly has been kissed by
new prime minister tomorrow. more girls than any Canadian
However, the campaign be- politician in history.
tween Pierre Elliot Trudeau, a By contrast, Stanfield's cam-
Liberal from Quebec and Robert paign is described by some
Stanfield, a Conservative from political reporters as just plain
the tlanic roviceshasdull. But Conservative strate-
the Atlantic provinces, h a s gsts have soughtrvto offset Tru-
touched upon the basic problems distmaa bysucturongfsta-
facing Canada - the Quebec, deaumania by picturing Stan-
facig Cnada - te Qubecfield as a serious and dedicated
situation and economic difficul-fmas aoserisathedpe'
ties. man who merits the people's
On the basis of public opinion
polls, crowd turnouts and as-I
sesments er rdeaitc L a eralts a
party appears to have a sub-
statial edge over the Conserv'a-"
tives, led by Stanfield.
Many believe the margins may x las r
be enough to end the rule by
minority government which has SAIGON (P) - Vice President
prevailed in Canada since 1962, Nguyen Cao Ky went on national
under both Conservatives and television yesterday to explain why
Liberals. , he had quit as commander of
This is Canada's sixth nation- ; South Vietnam's local defense
al election in 11 years. It is the forces, and denied rumors of a
first since 1957 that has not pit- coup.
ted John Diefenbaker and Les- "The Communists and some
ter B. Pearson against each oth- people have been spreading rumors
er as leaders of the two main of a coup to sow dissension among
parties. the people," Ky said. "We cannot
The stage for the contest was accept a coup at this time. It
set last fall when Stanfield de- would be like giving up without
feated Diefenbaker and a large a fight to the Communists."
field of others in a bitter strug- Ky returned to Saigon -on the
gle for the Conservative party weekend after more than a week
leadership, at his seaside villa in Nha Trang,
Then Pearson announced his 200 miles northeast of Saigon.
retirement and Trudeau defeat- During that time, he absented
etardoenriadTrdtheiberathimself from all government re-
ed a dozen rivals for the Libcal sponsibilities and resigned from
party leadership. He automatic- command of the People's Self-
ally became prime minister when Defense Forces.
Pearson stepped down April 20. He quit the self-defense post so
Trudeau, a professor and a that it could be run more effi-
writer on social problems, was ciently, Ky explained. He did not
not even a Liberal until 1965. He discuss his reasoning, but sources
is the son of a wealthy Montreal have disclosed that Premier Tran
oilman. In 1965 he was elected to Van Huong told Ky he would not
Parliament as a Liberal and he have as much leeway in the job
served as minister of justice as he had under former Premier
for a year before he was chosen Nguyen Van Loc.
party leader. In a move to rid the government
The Trudeau charm has been of Ky's allies, President Nguyen
evident wherever he has gone Van Thieu removed Lt. Gen.
Both leaders are highly quali-
fied by background for the job
as prime minister. Stanfield
studied law at Harvard and was
a successful lawyer before enter-
ing provincial politics in Nova
Scotia. He had an outstanding
record as premier of that pro-
The polls show Trudeau far
ahead nationally and especially
strong in populous Ontario and
Quebec. These two provinces
will have 162 of the 264 seats in
the next Parliament.
Court rules on
Police may not use evidence
overheard in telephone cals
WASHINGTON (N) - Criminal evidence obtained by po-
lice eavesdropping on a party line conversation may not be
used in state courts to convict a man, the Supreme Court
With the 6-3 decision, the court reversed the conviction
of three Winter Park, Fla., men under Florida's lottery law.
The three, Clyde Franklin Lee, Glen Dulen Brecheen and
Cecil St. Clair Merritt, were convicted after an Orange Coun-
ty jury heard tape recordings of telephone calls to Lee's
house. Police had rented a'
house nearby and were able to
listen in when their telephone
was put on Lee's party line.
The convicted men contended
that since the principals in the
telephone conversations did not
consent to the police eavesdrop-
ping the tape recordings could
not be used as evidence.
Justice Potter Stewart delivered
the majority opinion of the court.
Justice Hugo L. Black wrote a
separate dissenting opinion.
Black, in announcing his dissent
from the bench, said the court in
its majority opinion had reversed
its ruling of some 13 years ago.
He added that "this is just one
more case in which it will be more
difficult to convict a criminal."
The federal communications act
makes it a crime for any person
to intercept and divulge the con-
tents of a telephone conversation
without consent of one party to
In other action yesterday, the
court denied permission for rail-
roads to cut freight rates to meet
truck and barge competition.
Agreeing with the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the court
ruled 8-1 that rate-cut proposals
may not be weighed by the stand-
ard of "out-of-pocket" costs.
Federal law and national trans-
portation policy make it illegl to
cut rates below cost to beat ou , a
competing means of transporta-
tion. The questiona was how to
The ICC ruled against the rail-
roads and appealed along with
the truck and barge interests to
the court when the ruling was set
aside by a federal court in Louis-
ville May 15, 1967.
CATV operators were spared by
the court from having to pay for
televised movies and other copy-
righted material they pick up
from TV stations and relay to
The 5-1 decision was a major
victory for operators 'of commu-
nity antenna television systems
and a major setback for firms
which license motion pictures
and cartoons to TV stations.
BERLIN ) - Demonstrators
forced their way on to the
grounds of the Soviet war memo-
rial in West Berlin yesterday on
the 15th anniversary of the 1953
uprising against Communist rule
but retreated when Russians
guards showed up.
Police said the demonstration
was directed against both the
Russians and East Germany,
which has placed new restrictions
on access to West Berlin.
The demonstrations came as
President Johnson m e s s a g e d
Chancellor Kurt George Keisinger
in Bonn that the East German
restrictions were "totally unpro-
voked and, unjustified aggrava-
Johnson declared U.S. "support
of free Berlin and the goal of a
German people united in peace
remains as firm as ever."
West Berlin police braced for
possible further trouble at polit-
ical rallies to observe both the,
17th of June National Unity DayM
-as the anniversary is called--
and to protest new East German
passport, visa and freight reg-
ulations for all Germans travel-
ing to and from West Berlin.
West Berlin police said at least
some of the demonstrators at the
Soviet war memorial were be-
lieved to be members of rightist
About 100 demonstrators . first
staged a sit-in in front of the
memorial, a small piece of land
just inside West Berlin near the
Brandenburg Gate. At this point
one unofficial account said the
Soviet guards took up their first
The demonstrators then march-
ed to the gate and past the Com-
munist wall that runs before it,
throwing leaflets over into East
Berlin protesting the new travel
The group shouted "Germany
for the Germans," and "Russia
for the Russians!" They sang the
German national anthem.
Nguyen Duc Thang from office.
Thang, who is 37, was once the
American-supported boss of the
pacification program. For the past
four months he has commanded
the 4th Corps Area, which in-
,cludes the Mekong Delta.
Reliable sources said Thang's
closeness to Ky was the main
reason that he was replaced yes-
terday by Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Le,
former inspector general of the
armed forces. Thang is for the
time being on "indefinite sick
leave," a euphemism for being
fired, the sources said. His dis-
missal had been rumored for a
u From the wall, the demonstra-
tors went to the backside of the
memorial where about 20 or 30
burst barbed wire to try and en-
gage East Berlin workers in dis-
cussions. The workers were at the
memorial as repairmen.
8 At this point, the Russians
k showed up and the group left.
There are 18 Russians soldiers
.. and an officer who regularly man
Sthe memorial, two of them on
duty with weapons at all times.
4 . , In Bonn, Kiesinger met with
his Cabinet to consider steps to
meet the East German move as
more than 1,000 Unity Day iteet-
ings were held in West Germany.
Most meetings were unevent-
ful. But in Lubeck, a speech by
Herbert Wehner, minister for all
German affairs, was disrupted by
heckling from 150 members of the
-Associated Press leftist Socialist Student Feder-
West German students v. East German police at en Wehner mentioned the
new East German travel restric-
trictions, the students called for
recognition of East Germany.
it's g od "o" Wehner interrupted his speech for
10 minutes while 20 students were
evicted by police from the crowd
d The right-wing National Dem-
Sociratic party drew about 400 peo-
ple to a unity day meeting in
Bochum. There was some fist
fighting when the rightists clash-
ed with about 100 counterdemon-
strators who yelled: "Adolf, we're
G O coming! "and "Nazis out!" Police
had to intervene.
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Irish Rebellion of 1922
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